Documents from La’o Hamutuk
La’o Hamutuk has been active on the Timor Sea oil and gas issue since we started in 2000.
The La’o Hamutuk Bulletin
October 2002: reprinted our July 2002 Submission to the Australian Parliament.
December 2002: Chronology of Timor Sea oil and gas developments from 1893 to the present.
The previous five articles are in one 28-page printable PDF compilation.
November 2005: Timor-Leste will be one of the most Petroleum-Dependent Countries in the World. Also Timor-Leste Establishes Leaky Petroleum Regime and editorial Australian Aid Should Not Restrict Free Speech. PDF
Adriano do Nascimento of La’o Hamutuk's staff wrote several articles for East Timorese newspapers on oil and gas issues: At this point we only have them in Indonesian.
La’o Hamutuk Submission to Australian Parliament on Timor Sea Treaty, July 2002.
La’o Hamutuk Submission to Australian Parliament on Sunrise Unitization, March 2003.
La’o Hamutuk Statement to the Development Partners meeting, December 2003.
The Case for Saving Sunrise. La'o Hamutuk, July 2004.
La'o Hamutuk Comment on Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative to UK EITI Conference in London, 17 March 2005. PDFTimor-Leste demonstrates solidarity with Burma over pipeline, October 2005
La'o Hamutuk press release on the CMATS Treaty, January 2006.
Timor-Leste and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: An Overview from Civil Society presented by La'o Hamutuk and Luta Hamutuk to the EITI Conference in Oslo, October 2006
Petroleum in Timor-Leste presented by La’o Hamutuk to the International Forum on Petroleum, Human Rights and Environmental Reparation, El Coca, Ecuador, October 2006
Sunrise LNG in Timor-Leste: Dreams, Realities and Challenges. La'o Hamutuk, February 2008
La’o Hamutuk works closely with the OilWatch network, a global coalition of organizations in tropical forest countries who work to counter the negative environmental, social and economic effects of the oil and gas industry. In late may, two OilWatch activists from Sri Lanka and Nigeria visited East Timor, and La’o Hamutuk organized a public meeting where they made a presentation. We summarized it in our July 2002 Bulletin. One of OilWatch's key Nigerian activists, Nnimmo Bassey, wrote a poem "We Thought it was Oil, but it was Blood."
The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)